1943 Steel pennies: value?

1943 Steel pennies: value?

Post by wdole.. » Wed, 06 Mar 2002 05:18:18



Dear numismatic experts:
        I am a non-numismatist with a probably totally dumb question:  do my two 1943 steel pennies have any significant value?  One has
a "D" for Denver (I assume), the other has no mint mark that I can see.  Both are definitely "circulated".  Thanks for any help you can
offer.

        Bill Doleman
        Albuquerque, NM

 
 
 

1943 Steel pennies: value?

Post by Steven Prest » Wed, 06 Mar 2002 05:45:48


Quote:
>Dear numismatic experts:

?>???????????????I am a non-numismatist
with a

Quote:
>probably totally dumb question: do my two 1943
>steel pennies have any significant value? One
>has a "D" for Denver (I assume), the other has
>no mint mark that I can see. Both are definitely
>"circulated". Thanks for any help you can offer.

The D does stand for Denver, the coin with no mintmark (the letter that
says where the coin was struck like the "D" for Denver) is from
Philadelphia (coins from Philadelphia never had a letter on them until
about 20 years ago (except for some nickels during world war II) and
cents still don't). Steel cets were also made in San Francisco and have
an "S" on them. All three are very common and in circulated condition
would be worth about 15 each at most, probably less. Also, don't try
to clean them up at all since that only hurts their value (small though
it may be in this case). And anyone silver tongued enough to call us
"numismatic experts" is welcome to ask questions anytime :-)

                   -Steve